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Final Kimberley property cleared of BJD

Beef Central, 26 August 2016

An extensive testing program for bovine Johne’s disease (BJD) has cleared the last of six Kimberley properties that had received bulls from a Queensland herd infected with BJD.

BJD: What has changed, what hasn’t, and where to from here?

Beef Central, 11 August 2016

Alex McDonald, who has represented the Australian Registered Cattle Breeders Association on BJD issues since 2000, breaks down what recent changes to Johne’s management in Australia mean.

Johne’s changes: Farmers urged to seek animal health statements

James Nason, 01 July 2016

NSW Farmers is reminding all farmers to ask for an animal health statement when buying breeder stock, following changes to managing Bovine Johne’s Disease (BJD) which take effect from today.

CattleMAP testing suspended until evaluation completed

Beef Central, 24 May 2016

Testing for the national Cattle Market Assurance Program (CattleMAP) has been suspended until November as an evaluation of the program is completed.

BJD and the new Biosecurity Act. What it means for you…

James Nason, 10 May 2016

Join this free BeefConnect webinar to gain an understanding of how to sustainably manage BJD risks in your herd and on your properties.

Animal Health Australia says progress is being made on BJD reform

Beef Central, 05 May 2016

The new Bovine Johne’s Disease (BJD) Framework document, facilitated by Animal Health Australia (AHA) on behalf of industry and governments, was released in March 2016. Here AHA explains how the new approach to managing BJD is progressing.

New national approach to managing BJD released

Beef Central, 16 February 2016

A long-running review of national policies for managing Bovine Johne’s Disease in Australia has recommended a deregulated approach and the removal of BJD-status zones.

Rockley ready for long-awaited return

Beef Central, 27 January 2016

If the Kirk family’s Rockley Red Brahman Stud was a sporting team, its journey over the past three years would be described as one of the great all-time comebacks..

Big re-direction for national Johne’s policy

James Nason, 09 November 2015

A major shift is about to occur in the way Australia’s cattle industry manages Johne’s disease.

Groups welcome change to painful Johne’s saga

James Nason, 09 November 2015

Plans to deregulate national Johne’s disease management have been welcomed by long-time opponents of the existing control and eradication focused policies.